Christopher Lloyd Hayden leaves Florence + the Machine

The original drummer of Florence + the Machine, Christopher Lloyd Hayden, posted an emotional message to fans yesterday (28/02/18) announcing his departure from the band after 10 years of performing with them. 

Fans were universally distraught, but also thankful for his massive contribution to the band, and we wish him well with all future endeavours.

The official statement read:

Well.. Hello everyone, Chris here… After 10 Amazing years, I’ve decided to come off the road and to return to my first love of working with new bands, and so I will no longer be drumming with Florence & The Machine.@florence all those years ago touring in your Dads Sundance Campervan - 3 incredible albums - all the way to headlining Glastonbury and Hyde Park - thank you for the Amazing journey!! What a TRIP!!.. @9billionnamesofgod @markinthegreen @tom.moth @isamachine @rusty_bradshaw thank you all for the countless memories!! I love all you guys with all my heart, and I will never ever forget!!.. and finally thank you to all the fans for being the best fans in the world!.. Until next time!..xx